sleep horrible with Meaniers

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I have been waking up every two hours to pee and very anxious. I have meaniers and was wondering if any one else has problems sleeping. I started taking the sleep aid which is doxyclmine a strong antihistamine. It at least gets me 5 hours if I take it early. So I have to go to bed at 8p. Does any with meaniers have any suggestions or better meds for sleeping.

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    I was told my many doctor types I had Menieres. Brain seizures have many of the same symptoms. I had seizures not Menieres.

    Get an EEG if you have not had one.

    Your getting up at night might be "dry mouth". Do you need water as well as the need to pee?

    If your mouth gets dry at night try ACT lozenges and Biotene mouth spray. There is no effective treatment

    that I am aware of. Just another pain in the posterior.

    Good luck.

    Dan T.

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      I have had all the test EEG and MRI with contrast. They did find a very very small meningioma on my cerebellum Benign thank God. They do MRIs every year and it has not grown. I Do not need water just pee. I can go back to sleep but keep waking up every two to three hours.

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    I've never heard of (nor has Google) the name doxyclmine. Are you misspelling the name? Please clarify? MD is not known to cause frequent need to urinate. What occurs first....you get up from sleep because you have to urinate or you have to urinate once you get up from sleep? Anxiety is very common with MD. What meds are you taking for MD?

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      Doxylamine Succinate it is ingredient in Sleep Aid Kirkland (costco sleep aid) it is an antihistamine.

      I wake up then I have to pee. I think I am waking up from Anxiety. The sleeping pills do help me sleep a little longer but i just hate to use them every day.

      I use meclizine for balance and sleep as well. I go on diuretics when I have vertigo. My issue right now is the buzzing in the ears all night. (I have MD bilateral) Go through vestebular therapy when my balance goes crazy. Over all I was doing pretty good until this sleep issue.. I am going to go to some counseling for sleeping hopefully that will help. I did have sleep study even though I only sept 4 hours they said I had not sleep apnea. MD sucks I think the no sleep will kill me first lol

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      Jonese, so, you are taking only meclizine for your MD....correct? And in addition you take diuretics only when you have a vertigo attack?? My recommendation is that you try to better manage your MD by doing the following:

      1. make an appointment with a neurotologist (ENT doctor that specializes in inner ear diseases).
      2. The doctor will very likely recommend that you take diuretics (at least 25mg/day) EVERYDAY....not just when you have an attack) and that you eliminate salt and caffeine from your diet.
      3. They will probably recommend (or you request that they do) that you start taking betahistine. Betahistine is a histamine which has great success in reducing/eliminating MD vertigo. When you start on betahisine you will need to discontinue the Costco antihistamine if it is taken orally. You can only taken antihistamines via nasal spray if you are on betahistine, otherwise the oral antihistamine will neutralize the benefits of betahistine (as both travel through the blood system). If you are in the USA you will need a prescription and can have it filled either by a compounding pharmacy here in the US, or you can order betahistine from a Canadian pharmacy that will ship to US.
      4. Make appointment with your internist to find out if it is the prediabetes that is causing you to urinate every few hours....or if it is stress/anxiety or something else. Your internist may also recommend a better sleep aid for you and a sedative to calm your anxiety.
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    consider checking your blood sugar because diabetes can cause urinary frequency. Some women have overactive bladder syndrome. especially around or after menopause. Scheduled voiding can help. Pee every 2 hours during the day whether you have the urge or not. HOPE THAT HELPS!

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    I was just diagnosed with pre diabetes and I have done everything I was told to do. My A1C went from 6.5 to 6.0 so I was happy about that at least and believe I can lower even more by diet and weight loss. But I when I was diagnosed is when the peeing started...I did not know peeing was a problem with diabetes.

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      yes just google it peeing and being thirsty are some of the common signs fruity smelling urine etc also the diuretic will make you pee for a few hours after you take it

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    Menniers is horrible for anxiety and sleep.I take seroquel to calm and put me to sleep. I to have the peeing problem but beliieve it is result of anxiety you have with menniers. For me the loud ringing makes my brain think danger so I have anxiety the peeing is result of the fight or flight part of the anxiety. Taking Klopin during day and cbd oil some help. My ringing is simply off the charts.Trying mediation helps 1 out of 2 nights. This disease is one hard thing to conquer my quality of life went from 10 to 2

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    Hi Jonese

    I am a sufferer of MD for last 2 years. I too had severe sleep issue initially. Almost one month I had absolutely no sleep. Adding to that the tendency to drink water and pee and sweating . Also mild temperature around neck region. I was literally going mad.

    Then I took one Yoga class( simple breathing and meditation) and started doing it in morning and evening. Slowly I got my sleep back . Now I am getting good sleep..

    But still, am suffering with imbalance and anxiety issues ...for which I am praying to God for his mercy....

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